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Touch Light Goes Bonkers

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by W. Watson, Jul 3, 2004.

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  1. W. Watson

    W. Watson Guest

    I have one of those touch lights near our bed. If you touch the rod, it gets
    brighter. Touch it enough and it turns off. Lately it's been turning itself on until
    it reaches max brightness. Anyone know a cure for it? It doesn't seem to be touching
    anything nearby.

    Wayne T. Watson (The Wizard of Obz, Nevada City, CA)
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  2. Tom Biasi

    Tom Biasi Guest

    Hi Dubya,
    Check for corrosion between the touch parts and AC ground. Loose wire nuts
    perhaps; or a failing unit.
    Sometimes bugs die near the light and make contact with ground.
  3. Lou

    Lou Guest

    Some one near you could be using a transmitter as well, that may be causing
    it. If I recall correctly, there is "a" type of filtering you can use to
    cure it. You would have to find an ARRL RF Interference Handbook to see what
    it calls for.

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